Category: Nature and Environment

25 Most Instagrammable Spots in Chautauqua County

Jamestown Riverwalk Pedestrian Bridges

Guest Blog by Simone Sellstrom Instagram has changed the sightseeing game. What once was a quick stop at a local coffee shop or a beautiful day on the lake is now an opportunity to enhance your Instagram feed and show

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Breathtaking Overlooks, a Fairy Trail, Wooded Forests and Wildlife – A Guide to Chautauqua County Hiking

Chautauqua County is home to an expansive and diverse network of multi-use trails and scenic parks. Perfect for hiking, geocaching and mountain biking during the warmer months and snowshoeing and cross-country skiing during the winter, these trails pass through wooded

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A Thrillseeker’s Guide to the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region

Guest Blog By Mark Stevens Attention all adventurers!  Whether it’s by land, air, or in our case, lake, we’ve got some high-energy, thrill-seeking fun for you! Whether you’re a long-time outdoor enthusiast or first-time braveheart, put your inhibitions aside, throw

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50 FREE and Low-Cost Things to Do in Chautauqua County this Summer

Lake Erie Beach Glass

There is so much to do in Chautauqua County, New York this summer! The staff at the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau has assembled a list* of FREE and low-cost activities to experience in the coming months. While you could easily

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Loving Nature in Chautauqua County, NY

Guest Blog by Jonathan Weston Chautauqua County is for Nature Lovers! The beautiful rolling hills, lakes, streams, and forests of Chautauqua County that inspired a young Roger Tory Peterson on his journey to become the preeminent naturalist of the 20th

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A Perfect Springtime Family Escape to Chautauqua County, New York

Horseback Trail Ride at Double DAB Stables

By Liz Cleland As the final signs of winter melt away, the mud starts to dry up and the flowers bloom, it’s safe to say spring has arrived in Chautauqua County. Have a sense of cabin fever? Need to get

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Five Ways to Experience Fall in the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region

Located just 2.5 hours from Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Rochester, and 1.5 hours from Buffalo, Chautauqua County is the perfect destination for a fall getaway. Far enough and bursting with new sights and experiences so that we feel we have traveled

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Celebrating the Harvest in Western New York – America’s Grape Country

by Stephanie Schuckers Burdo Along the eastern shores of Lake Erie, “harvest” means grapes and from mid-September through the end of October, it’s the primary thought on everyone’s mind. In this region–known as America’s Grape Country–the quintessential harvest experience is

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Camping in Chautauqua County

Summer is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors. Get close to nature by planning a family camping experience. Not only is camping a less expensive alternative to other accommodation options, but it provides plenty of opportunities to engage

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Can’t Miss Summer Events in Chautauqua County

Chautauqua Gran Fondo

School is out, we’ve surpassed the summer solstice and the 2017 Chautauqua Institution season begins Saturday, June 24. Throughout Chautauqua County, communities and attractions are preparing for a fun-filled summer season. There is not a single day on the Chautauqua

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